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Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Noah F. Schwinghamer Blog

Cover personal injury.

http://www.nfsesq.com/blog/
  • Dec 29

    New Resource: California’s Prop 213

    New Resource: California’s Prop 213
    My new page on California’s Prop 213 can be found here.
  • Mar 5

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People

    Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People
    When you are injured, the insurance companies that represent the at-fault party have come up with a whole bag of tricks that they use to try to minimize your injury, so they can minimize the amount that they have to pay. They use these…
  • Dec 30

    Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holiday

    Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holiday
    It’s almost 2014, and that means new court holidays for a new year.  The following are Sacramento’s Court Holidays for 2014 from the court’s website. Holiday Date New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1st Martin…
Rank this Week: 1281

Family Law Guy

Family Law Guy

Features California family law news, views, and ruminations. By Richard Gould-Saltman.

http://familylawguy.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?

    How Do I Refer...? III. Someone Who Isn’t Separated, and Hasn’t Reached a Decision About Ending Their Marriage?
    Counseling a client who is contemplating separation or divorce, or even “maybe thinking” about one, is among the most sensitive tasks family law attorneys face, and it draws as much on our counseling skill-set as it does on our…
  • Sep 10

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?

    How Do I Refer...? II. A Client With Alcohol/Drug/Significant Mental Health Issues?
    Mental illness, drugs and alcohol.  They are the fodder of the divorce tabloids, and a source of anxiety for clients with family law issues who also are struggling with these problems.  Family law clients, particularly parents,  fear a…
  • Aug 17

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent

    "How Do I Refer....?" I: Re-Locating Parent
    Ten Posts directed to trusted advisors, addressing issues of referring "clients with issues", to whom G.S.L.O. can provide ingenuity and practicality in advice and assistance:    I of X: HOW DO I REFER A PARENT WHO WANTS TO…
Rank this Week: 988

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

California Eminent Domain Law Blog

Covers eminent domain news in California. By the California Eminent Domain Law Group.

http://blog.eminentdomainlaw.net
Rank this Week: 1164

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1047

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

San Diego Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business formation and business litigation news and updates in California. Published By Donald Oder.

http://www.sandiegobusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing
    Percentage rent allows a retail landlord to benefit from a tenant's success.  In addition to the base rent, tenants will pay an additional rent based on some percentage of the tenant's gross sales typically triggered by what is…
  • Aug 10

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing

    Percentage Rent in Commercial Leasing
    Percentage rent allows a retail landlord to benefit from a tenant’s success.  In addition to the base rent, tenants will pay an additional rent based on some percentage of the tenant’s gross sales typically triggered by what…
  • Aug 6

    Stock Purchase Agreement

    Stock Purchase Agreement
    Because of the inherent risk of fraudulent activity, the sale of stock is a highly regulated transaction by both state and federal authorities. Unfortunately, many corporate shareholders erroneously believe that privately held corporations do…
Rank this Week: 1446

Tax Blog

Tax Blog

By the Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar.

http://www.taxattorneycalifornia.net/tax-blog/
  • Mar 8

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure

    DOJ WarnsAgainst Wrongful Use of Streamline Procedure
    The U.S. Department of Justice is considering actions against taxpayers who wrongfully used the Streamlined Procedures to assert non-willful conduct. As quoted in Tax Notes Today: “Speaking at the Federal Bar Association Section on…
  • Feb 22

    How Not to Use Bitcoin

    How Not to Use Bitcoin
    The use of Bitcoin has both legal and potentially illegal applications. Bitcoin is just a contemporary version of the Informal Value Transfer System, (“IVTS”) which in some countries is known as the Hawala. The IVTS has been used…
  • Feb 7

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record

    Cash Based Business? Have Good Books and Record
    What happens when a taxpayer operates a cash based business and lacks adequate books and records according to the IRS? The IRS can use any reasonable method to reconstruct the taxpayers income and expenses. (See, Estate of Rodrigo F. Fenta,…
Rank this Week: 1098

Orange County Estate Planning…

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, real estate and property law. By Crockett Law Corp.

http://www.orangecountyestateplanninglawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity

    Estate Planning Where Lack of Mental Capacity
    California has certain standards as to people’s capacity to make wills and trusts. If those standards are not met, then the will and are trust could be declared invalid. When a person becomes incompetent such that they lack mental…
  • Dec 29

    Guardianships For Children

    Guardianships For Children
    Who Will Take Care of My Children and Their Inheritance if the Worst Happens? The parent of a minor child has the legal power to nominate a Guardian of the person. The nomination will typically appoint the surviving spouse if there is one and…
  • Dec 22

    Probate Counting of Pre-Death Transfer

    Probate Counting of Pre-Death Transfer
    In many family situations money is passed from parents to children with no documentation and with only verbal understandings. To prevent discord or even litigation among heirs, it would be better to document if any Pre-Death Transfers of…
Rank this Week: 892

Bailey Class Action Daily

Bailey Class Action Daily

Covers class action issues, both in California and Nationwide. By Matt C. Bailey.

http://www.baileydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 781

Central California Law Blog

Central California Law Blog

Discusses business, property and consumer debt issues. By Ken Jorgensen.

http://fresno-law.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"

    Buying a Home? Make Sure the Agent Considers You a "Client" and not a "Customer"
    Buying a home in Fresno, California?  If yes, the house will likely be listed by a real estate agent.  This article is written for those of you that decide to buy the house from the listing agent.  (You know, you called the…
  • Jun 30

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?

    Riley v. California: Privacy in the contents of a Cell Phone?
    Last week, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case regarding the privacy a person can expect from the contents within a cell phone.  As an attorney, I have slowly began text messaging clients and I and my can have come to expect…
  • Jun 27

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit

    Wrongful Foreclosure: "MERS" Is Found Clear of Wrongdoing by 9th Circuit
    Foreclosed homeowners hate "MERS", or Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.  MERS has wrongfully foreclosed on thousands of homeowners through their shoddy record keeping practices.  Despite its horrible reputation, this…
Rank this Week: 1167

Nuts & Boalts

Nuts & Boalts

Stories from the fruits and nuts of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 8

    Hanging By An OCI Thread

    Hanging By An OCI Thread
    Next Friday will mark 10 years to the day that I created this blog as a way of chronicling my experience in law school.  It has served well beyond its initial, humble purpose.  But with my very limited time these days, and more…
  • Jan 30

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?

    John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
    Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean…
  • Jan 23

    Who wants to be...Dean?

    Who wants to be...Dean?
    And then there were four. Today all students received an email announcing the Dean Search Committee (including representatives from the faculty, main campus and a student) has selected four candidates, who will visit campus in February, to…
Rank this Week: 962

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Law

Covers employment discrimination, retaliation, and arbitration. By Eugene Lee.

http://www.calaborlaw.com
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 20

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?

    What Break Periods Am I Entitled To?
    Under California law (which is much more generous to employees than federal law), if you are a non-exempt worker, you are entitled to meal and rest breaks: a 30-minute meal break if you work more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 21

    Can My Boss Fire Me at Any Time for Any Reason? What is “at will”?

    Can My Boss Fire Me at Any Time for Any Reason? What is “at will”?
    “At-Will”. California is an “at-will” employment state. What does this mean? In most cases, it means that your boss can fire you at any time for almost any reason or no reason... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 1059

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Who Is Your Lawyer?

Covers intangible assets, fair use and parody. By Robert Scott Lawrence.

http://whoisyourlawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Unhelpful Trademark

    The Unhelpful Trademark
    Those of you who watch Hulu on a regular basis will have noticed the ubiquitous advertising that is increasingly crowded into all the popular shows. From two or perhaps three 30-second advertisements when Hulu debuted, viewers are now…
  • Jul 25

    Collaboration Blue

    Collaboration Blue
    This is a tale with a simple premise. You and a friend decide to collaborate on a screenplay. He’s got a great idea for Godzilla meets Colossus meets Gigantor meets angry mythological Greek from Wrath of the Titans, and you’ve got…
  • Mar 18

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use

    Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use
    This Faulkner Goes Folksy On Fair Use appeared first on Who Is Your Lawyer?Given that Wilson is time-travelling back to 1920s Paris at the time he makes the statement, it’s more a reflection of his actual condition (i.e., the past is…
Rank this Week: 845

Not a Potted Plant

Not a Potted Plant

Covers life in California, law, food, and politics. By Transplanted Lawyer.

http://notapottedplant.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    This blog is now resident within the…

    This blog is now resident within the online magazine Ordinary Times. Editor-in-Chief Erik Kain introduces the newly-revamped blog -- which looks really more of a net magazine, in my opinion. Not A Potted Plant is a category of posts…
  • Mar 5

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty

    Watering The Tree Of Liberty
    Watching the protests in Egypt last month descend into violence, especially seeing video from the BBC and CNN of pro-democracy protesters clashing with agents of the authoritarian status quo in one of Cairo's most important
  • Feb 6

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment

    Super Bowl Halftime Entertainment
    Here's the recent history:2001: Aerosmith (and guests)2002: U22003: Shania Twain (and guests)2004: Janet Jackson And Her All-Star Nipple 2005: Paul McCartney 2006: The Rolling Stones2007: Prince (and guests)2008: Tom Petty and the…
Rank this Week: 1171

The Law Offices of Eli L. Pearlman

The Law Offices of Eli L. Pearlman

Covers internet and technology news and case law.

http://elplawfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    We Are Hiring

    We Are Hiring
    COUNSEL (Corp., Securities, Investment Funds & Ent. Law) – sought by Law Offices of Eli L. Pearlman P.C. in Los Angeles, CA. Duties: Represent privately held and publicly-traded companies in complex business transactions matters of…
  • Apr 16

    The Time Has Come to Update Your Jurisdiction Clause!

    The Time Has Come to Update Your Jurisdiction Clause!
    Most agreements contain a jurisdiction clause (sometimes referred to as a forum selection clause). A jurisdiction clause is often a contentious provision in an agreement. Frequently, the venue of the litigation (i.e., the court where the case…
  • Apr 12

    Modern Family

    Modern Family
    I know I am not the only person that watched the television show Modern Family last week. However, I could be one of the few viewers that paid close attention to the show’s credits to see if/how ABC disclosed its arrangement with…
Rank this Week: 1266

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Mesriani Law Group's Blog

Covers personal injury, employment law, social security, and corporate / business law litigation.

http://blog.mesrianilaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip

    Applebee’s Employee Fired over Online Photo of Diner’s Note Complaining about Automated Tip
    As previously reported, an Applebee’s employee was surprised upon seeing a note written in receipt that was left by the diner at the said restaurant. Apparently, as part of the restaurant’s policy, a tip has to be added…
  • Feb 7

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant

    Lady Gaga Faces Wage and Hour Claims Lawsuit Filed by Former Personal Assistant
    The American singer-song writer Lady Gaga is now being sued by her personal assistant named Jennifer O’Neill for failing to pay her overtime work and for forcing her to sleep with her. Nevertheless, O’Neill confirmed that no …
  • Feb 4

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier

    Apple Finds Numbers of Labor Law Violation from Supplier
    After reviewing its Supplier Responsibility Progress Report for 2013, tech-giant Apple Inc. found several labor law violations committed by many of its suppliers in China. The said report highlighted its findings from the previous year among…
Rank this Week: 958

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers California criminal law developments, including in the areas of DUI and search and seizure. By The Law Office Of Nancy King.

http://www.sacramentocriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 26

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication

    Voluntary v. Involuntary Intoxication
    A recent California appellate court decision of a Placer County DUI case highlights the difference between voluntary and involuntary intoxication as it relates to driving under the influence. In People v. Mathson, the defendant was pulled…
  • Nov 25

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law

    Voters Approve Revision of Three Strikes Law
    California voters' overwhelming approval of Proposition 36 - a ballot measure that significantly alters the state's three strikes law - will result in more equitable sentencing and reduced prison costs. In 1994, California voters said yes to…
  • Nov 10

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement

    Sacramento City Tax Measure Passes, Providing Funding For Law Enforcement
    Sacramento city residents on Tuesday approved a half percent sales tax increase, with the new revenue targeted at restoring city services cut during the recession the last five years. According to city officials, one use of the annual $28…
Rank this Week: 1280

California Labor & Employment…

California Labor & Employment Law Blog

Covers arbitration agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, hiring, termination, employee leave, and wage and hour issues. By Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger.

http://www.callaborlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 830

California Insurance Litigation…

California Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers California insurance law and litigation, including ERISA law, class actions and unfair business practices. By McKennon Schindler LLP.

http://www.californiainsurancelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 1079

Divorce Done Differently

Divorce Done Differently

Information and advice on dealing with divorce in a cordial and humane way. By the Family Law Center.

http://www.familylawcenter.us
  • Oct 21

    Community Property Interest In A Separate Spouses’ Residence

    Community Property Interest In A Separate Spouses’ Residence
    When couples marry they often bring to the marriage separate assets they had before marriage.  One of the most common assets is a residence.  When the couple now married makes payments on the separate asset of one spouse from earnings the…
  • Oct 16

    Student Loans and Divorce

    Student Loans and Divorce
      When a couple divorces, the court looks at the best way to divide both party’s debts as well as their assets. Just as there are community and individual assets, there can be community and individual (separate) debts. For example, if one…
  • Aug 21

    What is spousal support (Alimony)? How much Spousal support will I have to pay or receive?

    What is spousal support (Alimony)? How much Spousal support will I have to pay or receive?
    Spousal support is the term used for alimony in California. Alimony is money that one spouse pays to the other to help support them until they can support themselves at the standard of living they had during the marriage.
Rank this Week: 1378

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney…

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers San Diego personal injury and wrongful death news. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.sandiegopersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    Bicyclist Injured in Pacific Beach Hit and Run Accident

    Bicyclist Injured in Pacific Beach Hit and Run Accident
    PACIFIC BEACH - A female bicyclist was hit by a car early Sunday morning at the intersection of Garnet Avenue and Everts Street, NBC San Diego reported. The woman was struck just after 3 a.m., but a four-door sedan carrying at least three…
  • Sep 10

    Woman Tragically Killed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash on Interstate 15

    Woman Tragically Killed in Single-Vehicle Car Crash on Interstate 15
    ESCONDIDO - A 34-year-old woman was tragically killed in a single-vehicle car accident that took place on Interstate 15, reports 10 News. The woman was a rear-seat passenger in a 2007 Nissan Frontier pickup truck driven by a 62-year-old…
  • Sep 6

    Two Teens Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Car Crash

    Two Teens Seriously Injured in Multi-Vehicle Car Crash
    POWAY - According to NBC San Diego, two teens were seriously injured in a car crash involving three vehicles Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 2:30 p.m. a Ford Escort driven by a 17-year-old boy was traveling westbound on Twin Peaks Road…
Rank this Week: 974

California Truck Accident Attorney…

California Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers California truck and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.californiatruckaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    Off-Duty Sherriff's Detective Tragically Killed in Crash Involving Big-Rig

    Off-Duty Sherriff's Detective Tragically Killed in Crash Involving Big-Rig
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 41-year-old off-duty San Bernardino County sheriff's detective was tragically killed in a crash involving a big-rig early Saturday morning, reports The Press-Enterprise. A written statement from the San Bernardino…
  • Aug 7

    Two Truck Drivers Injured in Collision on Interstate 10

    Two Truck Drivers Injured in Collision on Interstate 10
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - The Pasadena Star-News is reporting that two truck drivers sustained minor to moderate injuries in a crash that occurred on the eastbound Interstate 10 Tuesday morning. The crash occurred at about 7:20 a.m. when a semi…
  • Jul 14

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Berkeley

    Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Berkeley
    ALAMEDA COUNTY - A tragic accident occurred yesterday afternoon in the city of Berkeley involving a bicyclist and a dump truck. The bicyclist, identified as a 65-year-old Shlomo Bentin, was found lying on Bancroft Way west of Fulton Street at…
Rank this Week: 1017

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Entertainment Litigation Blog

Covers legal issues affecting the entertainment industry, particularly the issues which arise in litigation. By the Avanzado Law Firm.

http://www.entertainmentlitigationblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1237

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelescriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Long Beach Residents Arrested In Connection With UCLA And UC Irvine Burglarie

    Long Beach Residents Arrested In Connection With UCLA And UC Irvine Burglarie
    According to KTLA, two Long Beach residents have been arrested on a suspicion of committing burglaries on the campuses of UCLA, UC Irvine and several other University of California campuses.
  • Aug 4

    North Hollywood Man Charged In Los Angeles Arson

    North Hollywood Man Charged In Los Angeles Arson
    The Sacramento Bee reports that a North Hollywood man, Kurt Billie, has been charged with setting 10 fires in 3 days in the San Fernando Valley. The fires are considered part of a larger arson spree that caused nearly $1 million damage. The…
  • Jul 25

    New Suspects Arrested In Bryan Stow Beating Case - Initial Suspect Giovanni Ramirez To Be Exonerated

    New Suspects Arrested In Bryan Stow Beating Case - Initial Suspect Giovanni Ramirez To Be Exonerated
    The Los Angeles Times reports that two new suspects have been charged in the brutal Dodger Stadium beating of Bryan Stow. Reports indicate that Louise Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, both of Rialto were identified as suspects in the beating…
Rank this Week: 1069

Nation of Immigrants

Nation of Immigrants

Covers immigration news, laws and policies. By Carl Shusterman.

http://shusterman.typepad.com/nation-of-immigrants/
  • Feb 23

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut
    The word “astronaut” is derived from the Greek word meaning “space sailor” and refers specifically to members of the United States’ space program, NASA. “Space sailors” in other parts of the world have different names, such as…
  • Feb 22

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion
    After 9 months of labor, our new website was born on February 17th. I hope that you will agree that after 16 years of being a content-rich, but a rather ugly-looking site, the new site is considerably better looking. I also hope that the site…
  • Feb 14

    Test Post

    Test Post
     
Rank this Week: 877

The Appellate Practitioner

The Appellate Practitioner

Covers appellate practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.appellatepractitioner.com/
  • Mar 23

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner
    Over the past couple of months, I haven't had time to keep The Appellate Practitioner updated in the way I'd like to. Therefore, I am putting the blog on hiatus for the time being. Please visit my primary blog, The UCL Practitioner, which I…
  • Jan 5

    "A High Court Training Regimen"

    "A High Court Training Regimen"
    Friday's Recorder had an article on a new moot program being organized at U.C. Berkeley for attorneys with California Supreme Court cases. It sounds very similar to what Professor Myron Moskovitz has been doing at Golden Gate University…
  • Dec 8

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"
    Slate has an interesting jurisprudence essay on the impact of amicus filings at the U.S. Supreme Court level. Adam Chandler, "The Early Brief Gets the Worm: Liberal groups are ceding a key way to influence the Supreme Court," Slate (Dec. 5,…
Rank this Week: 1361

Immigration Legal Blog

Immigration Legal Blog

Covers immigration law especially employment and family based immigration issues. By Shah Peerally Law Group PC.

http://immigrationlegalblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    National Interest Waiver: No employer & No Labor Certification

    National Interest Waiver: No employer & No Labor Certification
    National Interest Waiver: No employer & No Labor Certification – Normally, an individual must have both a job offer and approved Labor Certification before he or she can file for an employment-based second preference…
  • Jun 30

    Women scamming Immigrants sentenced!

    Women scamming Immigrants sentenced!
    Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Rhode Island Woman Sentenced for Massive Immigration Scam BOSTON – A Woonsocket, R.I. woman was sentenced…
  • Jun 30

    Introducing Shah Peerally

    Introducing Shah Peerally
    Introducing Shah Peerally. USCIS RFE PRESENTATION View more presentations from Shah Peerally, Attorney at Law. The post Introducing Shah Peerally appeared first on Immigration Blog covering latest immigration issues & news on immigration…
Rank this Week: 3823

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jul 1

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
    The team at Sylvester, Oppenheim & Linde and http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com wish all of our Clients, friends, business associates and blog readers a very safe and extremely fun 4th of July Holiday!
  • Jun 10

    Lowe’s Settles EEOC Lawsuit for $8.6 Million

    Lowe’s Settles EEOC Lawsuit for $8.6 Million
    Home improvement retail giant Lowe’s has agreed to pay an $8.6 million settlement to disabled workers that the company fired. The agreement was reached after the federal government’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a…
  • May 27

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen

    A Memorial Day Message: Pause to Remember and Honor America's Fallen
    Pausing to remember and honor America’s fallen service members is a practice dating back more than 100 years. Since the days of the Civil War, humble Americans have gathered together on Memorial Day to remember and pay tribute to all…
Rank this Week: 1693

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Understand the New Overtime Rule

    Understand the New Overtime Rule
    Ensuring your policies and procedures are up to date with any new changes in wage or employment laws is critical to avoid legal liability and preserve the relationship with your employee
  • Jun 24

    Restricted Stock vs. Stock Options: Deciding How to Compensate Your Employee

    Restricted Stock vs. Stock Options: Deciding How to Compensate Your Employee
    Startup companies often defer cash compensation to their employees in exchange for a share of future growth through the issuance of equity. If you own a non-public company, you may wish to compensate your employees partially by issuing them…
  • Jun 17

    Avoiding Business Ownership Dispute

    Avoiding Business Ownership Dispute
    Of course, the best course of action is to avoid business ownership disputes entirely. While you can never account for the conduct of others, careful legal planning can help minimize both the chance that a dispute will arise as well as the…
Rank this Week: 3211

Probable Cause

Probable Cause

Covers criminal defense, immigration consequences, and constitutional law. By Rick Horowitz.

http://www.rhdefense.com/blog
  • Jul 1

    Teach Your Children Well (Part 2 of 2)

    Teach Your Children Well (Part 2 of 2)
    Yesterday, I wrote a blog post after reading a Facebook posting from a friend, Hank Delcore. That post focused on the idea that children should be taught how to deal with police officers who might try to question them when their parents were…
  • Jun 30

    Teach Your Children Well

    Teach Your Children Well
    Hank Delcore posted the following on Facebook yesterday: Sharing a waiting space with other parents of kids in the same extra curricular activity as my kid. One of them is a white cop in a local Valley town. He’s wearing an “All…
  • Jun 18

    Justice, Only Justice

    Justice, Only Justice
    On the wall at my house, hangs a piece of Jewish art I bought more years ago than I can remember. I found it back in the halcyon days when I was a religious conservative Jew jetting around Fresno on rollerblades, tzitzit flapping in the wind.…
Rank this Week: 4200

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal…

Panish Shea & Boyle Personal Injury Blog

Features Los Angeles personal injury news and case results.

http://www.psblaw.com/blog.html/
Rank this Week: 2110

CA Divorce Mediation

CA Divorce Mediation

Introduces people to the mediation process as an alternative to a traditional divorce. By California Divorce Mediators.

http://www.cadivorcemediators.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    All You Need To Know About The Various Types Of Child Custody

    All You Need To Know About The Various Types Of Child Custody
    In the event of a divorce of a couple with kids, California law provides legal rights towards the custody of the children. However, the approach incorporated in deciding upon the type of custody involves several factors related to the…
  • Jun 28

    Frequently-Asked Questions About Child Custody Mediation

    Frequently-Asked Questions About Child Custody Mediation
    Mediation of child custody cases involves the presence of a mediator or an expert to resolve the disagreements between the parents on a parenting plan for their children. The parenting plan can then become the custody order. Whether you are…
  • Jun 28

    Does Divorce Mediation Work Even In High-Conflict Situations?

    Does Divorce Mediation Work Even In High-Conflict Situations?
    The final decision of divorce comes after a long and challenging process. However, if you have made up your mind regarding divorce, you will need a comprehensive plan to guide you towards getting a smooth separation. Mediation can be helpful…
Rank this Week: 1925

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/1/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/1/16
    The past week was marked by several key decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States and the horrific terrorist attack in Istanbul. And today, we are so excited to welcome Brigit Kavanagh to our team! Have a listen ……
  • Jul 1

    Introducing Brigit Kavanagh

    Introducing Brigit Kavanagh
    We’re very proud to announce that Brigit Kavanagh has joined our team as a Nonprofit Law Blog contributor and leader of NEO Law Group’s private foundation and charitable gift planning practice. Previously, Brigit was an…
  • Jun 24

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/24/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/24/16
    The past week was marked by yesterday’s Brexit (the UK’s vote to leave the European Union) and the sit-in by House Democrats protesting the House’s failure to pass legislation addressing gun violence. Have a listen…
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Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Los Angeles Bankruptcy Lawyer Blawg

Covers bankruptcy law. By Law Office of Devin Sawdayi.

http://www.losangelesbankruptcylawyerblawg.com/
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CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 1

    Stipulations for the End of a Depo

    Stipulations for the End of a Depo
    There are certain stipulations entered into at the end of the deposition that can be very useful. Check out these stipulation suggestions, along with sample language to get them on the record. Consider seeking the following stipulations at…
  • Jun 29

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach
    It is not “if” but “when” your client will be the victim of a data breach. But despite the growing risks and many high-profile breaches, there are still businesses that are woefully underprepared. Here’s how you…
  • Jun 27

    Dead Man Talking

    Dead Man Talking
    When there’s a suit involving someone’s estate, can you get into evidence a hearsay statement by the person who has died? If the statement falls under this exception to the hearsay rule, the dead person may have his or her say in…
Rank this Week: 3113

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Danger on the Road: Crashes and Fires Involving Trucks Carrying Hazardous Material

    Danger on the Road: Crashes and Fires Involving Trucks Carrying Hazardous Material
    From crashes to mechanical issues, accidents involving large trucks are always frightening and the danger is magnified when the truck is carrying hazardous materials.  Transporting fuel and other potentially dangerous materials is…
  • Jun 29

    Northern California Child Injury Lawyer Examines Furniture Tip-Over Accidents Amid Major Recall

    Northern California Child Injury Lawyer Examines Furniture Tip-Over Accidents Amid Major Recall
    Being a parent is hard work.  There is no greater responsibility and no greater joy.  As the parents on our team know firsthand, most parents try their very best to keep our children safe.  Still, we are all too aware of the…
  • Jun 28

    San Francisco/Oakland Injury Lawyer on the Dangers of Car Fire

    San Francisco/Oakland Injury Lawyer on the Dangers of Car Fire
    It’s a common scene in action movies: A car is racing down the highway, perhaps engaged in a high-speed chase, when there’s a crash and the car explodes in a giant ball of fire.  Car fires make for a dramatic moment on…
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CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 1

    Stipulations for the End of a Depo

    Stipulations for the End of a Depo
    There are certain stipulations entered into at the end of the deposition that can be very useful. Check out these stipulation suggestions, along with sample language to get them on the record. Consider seeking the following stipulations at…
  • Jun 29

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach

    6 Ways to Help Clients Avoid a Data Breach
    It is not “if” but “when” your client will be the victim of a data breach. But despite the growing risks and many high-profile breaches, there are still businesses that are woefully underprepared. Here’s how you…
  • Jun 27

    Dead Man Talking

    Dead Man Talking
    When there’s a suit involving someone’s estate, can you get into evidence a hearsay statement by the person who has died? If the statement falls under this exception to the hearsay rule, the dead person may have his or her say in…
Rank this Week: 2818

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Jul 1

    Legal Update: DOJ announces near doubling of FCA penaltie

    Legal Update: DOJ announces near doubling of FCA penaltie
    The DOJ has confirmed that the amount of False Claims Act civil penalties is set to nearly double following recent updates to FCA regulations.  This increase was made pursuant to Congress’ 2015 amendment to the Federal Civil…
  • Jul 1

    OIG finds ED drug-discount program would not trigger kickback sanction

    OIG finds ED drug-discount program would not trigger kickback sanction
    On June 27, 2016, the OIG posted Advisory Opinion No. 16-07 stating that an erectile dysfunction (ED) drug manufacturer would not face sanctions for a planned discount-card promotion for the drug. The OIG found that the fraud-prevention…
  • Jun 29

    CMS proposes rule regarding changes to Medicare appeals procedure

    CMS proposes rule regarding changes to Medicare appeals procedure
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has promulgated a proposed rule that makes numerous revisions to the appeals process for Medicare claims. If finalized, this proposed rule will mainly clarify the existing regulations…
Rank this Week: 2213

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Penal Code Section 550

    Penal Code Section 550
    Recently, we wrote a blog about the biggest national health care fraud sweep, which resulted in 301 people charged and over $900 million dollars in fraudulent billings. The Medicare fraud strike force was responsible for uncovering this fraud…
  • Jun 26

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep
    United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the nationwide sweep of a Medicare Fraud Strike Force that included individuals from 36 federal districts. In total, 301 people were criminally charged with participating in health…
  • Jun 26

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep
    United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the nationwide sweep of a Medicare Fraud Strike Force that included individuals from 36 federal districts. In total, 301 people were criminally charged with participating in health…
Rank this Week: 4367

Estate Planning in California

Estate Planning in California

By the Law Offices of Shahram Miri, Inc.

http://calestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    Attorney as Beneficiary of a Client's Estate (Don't do it!)

    Attorney as Beneficiary of a Client's Estate (Don't do it!)
    Santa Barbara County CourthouseAttorneys can receive gifts from clients. For example, one client gave me cookies during the holiday season a few years ago. Attorneys, however, should generally never write a testamentary instrument that…
  • Jun 17

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen

    Amanuensis - Estate of Stephen
    Can a person sign for somebody else on a document without their written authorization, e.g. on a deed? The answer is yes. The legal term for this is "amanuensis." See  Estate of Stephens (2002) 28 C4th 665.In Estate of Stephens, the…
  • Jun 2

    Holographic Will

    Holographic Will
    This unpublished appellate opinion demonstrates how certain facts ostensibly entice litigation.  Callahan v. Callahan, Los Angeles Superior Court Case # BP108910.  John Callahan was originally  married to Pauline Callahan…
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Consumer Products Law Blog

Consumer Products Law Blog

Focuses on legal issues impacting the consumer products industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors and innovators. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of product safety and regulatory compliance issues, consumer product recalls, defense of enforcement proceedings and consumer class actions. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.consumerproductslawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Update: FTC gets $13.4 million judgment against BlueHippo

    Update: FTC gets $13.4 million judgment against BlueHippo
      Updating a prior post, on May 2, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its receipt of a $13.4 million judgment against the CEO of BlueHippo, after the Second Circuit overturned the district court’s determination that…
  • Jun 23

    UPDATE: President Obama signs TSCA reform bill into law

    UPDATE: President Obama signs TSCA reform bill into law
    Updating our prior post, President Obama has signed the TSCA reform bill into law. We will continue to provide updates as expectations for implementation develop.… Continue reading
  • Jun 21

    Prop 65 safe harbor level for BPA finalized

    Prop 65 safe harbor level for BPA finalized
    Following the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s proposed regulations for temporary point-of-sale warnings for BPA exposures from canned and bottled foods and beverages, this week OEHHA finalized the Maximum…
Rank this Week: 2210

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
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Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Bay Area Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers family law. By John S. Yohanan.

http://www.bayareadivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1885

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jun 30

    The Integrated Accessibility Standards Gets a Makeover

    The Integrated Accessibility Standards Gets a Makeover
    On July 1, 2016, the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service officially joins force with the Integrated Accessibility Standards, O. Reg 191/11 (“IASR”)  under the Accessibility for Ontarians Act (“AODA”).…
  • Jun 30

    “Brexit” – Employment Law Implication

    “Brexit” – Employment Law Implication
    On 23 June 2016, voters in the UK referendum chose to leave the European Union. Exit from the EU will require the government to make a formal application under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.  This provides for a period of…
  • Jun 28

    A watershed case on the frontiers of union turf

    A watershed case on the frontiers of union turf
    Earlier this month, a unanimous Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision that is set to lay the landscape for the interpretation of union eligibility rules into the future.[1] In its reasons, the Full Bench provided…
Rank this Week: 2214

Pleasanton Business & Commercial…

Pleasanton Business & Commercial Law Blog

Covers Pleasanton business and commercial law. By Law Offices of James G. Schwartz P.C.

http://www.jgschwartzlawblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    California HOAs Deal with Water Shortages and State Environmental Regulation

    California HOAs Deal with Water Shortages and State Environmental Regulation
    From the point of view of a resident, a homeowners’ association (HOA) in California operates much like a government entity. It has the authority to enact legally binding rules and to assess and collect fees for a variety of purposes,…
  • Jun 15

    Jury in California Federal Court Rules for Google in Software Copyright Dispute

    Jury in California Federal Court Rules for Google in Software Copyright Dispute
    Whether federal copyright law, as currently written, is capable of adequately addressing issues presented by 21st-century technology is an open question. A jury in a Northern California court recently rendered a verdict in favor of Google in…
  • May 31

    Federal Law Now Allows Private Causes of Action to Protect Trade Secret

    Federal Law Now Allows Private Causes of Action to Protect Trade Secret
    Businesses must take great care to protect their intellectual property from various types of infringement. With intellectual property that is subject to copyright, trademark, or patent protection, businesses want to protect their exclusive…
Rank this Week: 2849

Pasha's San Diego Business…

Pasha's San Diego Business Attorney Blog

Features business updates with a focus on California law. By Top Floor Legal, PC.

http://www.pashalaw.com/
  • Jun 30

    Brexit: How the U.K.’s Withdrawal from the EU Could Impact U.S. Businesse

    Brexit: How the U.K.’s Withdrawal from the EU Could Impact U.S. Businesse
    In a move that shocked the world, the U.K voted on June 23, 2016 to leave the European Union. The final vote was 52% Leave and 48% Remain, with Britain and Wales leading the charge to exit, while Scotland and Northern Ireland pushed to stay.…
  • Jun 28

    The Legal Considerations of Allowing Telecommuting

    The Legal Considerations of Allowing Telecommuting
    Telecommuting is growing by leaps and bounds in this day and age, and it is no wonder. There are a lot of benefits to employers for allowing employees to work from anyplace they so choose. An Overview of Telecommuting Practices As I already…
  • Jun 24

    Recent Increase in Law Firm Salaries Leads to Client Push Back, Demand For Value Billing

    Recent Increase in Law Firm Salaries Leads to Client Push Back, Demand For Value Billing
    A few weeks ago, the renowned New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, one of the heaviest hitters in the legal industry, announced that it was raising the starting salaries of its associates. The June 6, 2016 announcement instituted…
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